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The NFL has endured many controversies throughout its 100 year history. Here are 12 of the biggest controversies in NFL history.
Rihanna rejected an offer to headline the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show out of support for Colin Kaepernick
Media reports suggest Rihanna wanted nothing to do with performing at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show in part because of how the NFL has treated Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49er who took a knee during the national anthem to call attention to racial injustice and police brutality.
President Donald Trump's campaign store is selling a jersey with the phrase "Stand Up For America" on the front. The jersey debuted the week that Nike launched its ad campaign starring Colin Kaepernick.
One of the first NFL players to protest alongside Colin Kaepernick is back in the NFL despite an ongoing collusion lawsuit
Eric Reid, who took a knee with Colin Kaepernick in protest of police brutality, is back in the NFL after signing a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers.
The NFL said the issues players like Colin Kaepernick have protested deserve "attention and action." It is perhaps the first statement the NFL has made that has supported Kaepernick.
Nike ignited a firestorm of fury with its new Colin Kaepernick ad, but it’s still a brilliant strategy
Nike's new ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick was instantly controversial. But it was most likely still a good business idea.
People are saying Nike should have featured Pat Tillman in its new ad about ‘sacrificing everything’ starring Colin Kaepernick
Critics of Nike's ad starring Colin Kaepernick say the company should have featured former NFL player and army ranger Pat Tillman, who died in Afghanistan in 2004, arguing that Tillman better embodies the advertisement's tagline: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything."
Pizza Hut is kicking off its first season as the official sponsor of the NFL on Tuesday. "If you look at how we're approaching our partnership with the NFL, it's very different from how our previous sponsor approached it," Marianne Radley, Pizza Hut's chief brand officer, told Business Insider.
President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that NFL players who protest during the national anthem don't know what they're protesting and should be suspended if they don't stand for the anthem.
The NBA all-star and four-time MVP LeBron James was touting the newly opened "I Promise" school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, on Monday. During a CNN interview, James shared his views on President Donald Trump's behavior toward professional athletes of color.